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Western Region

Western Nepal trek is a real adventure trekking on remote and rugged natural unspoiled terrain simply beyond the Himalayan valleys of Nepal. Trekking in this region offers trekkers an opportunity to explore the country’s long preserved secrets of snow-covered glaciers, concealed and medieval villages, impressive lakes, Buddhist Monasteries, varieties of flora and fauna and cultural diversities. Lying in the rain shadow area of the Himalayas, the landscapes have a similarity to that of the Tibetan Plateau with enthralling splendor and distinctive culture.

Western Nepal is reminiscent of Kashmir in its rich variety of flora; a great place to witness the full spectrum of wildflowers. From Jumla, one may recognize ground orchids, corydalis, impatiens, roses and higher up in the alpine areas larkspurs, geraniums, poppies and saxifrages proliferate. Shey Phoksundo National Park with the diversity of plant and animal species is another attraction. Look for the flocks of swift-flying snow pigeons and gliding pairs of Himalayan griffons. Within the forest along the trek to Rara Lake, it is entirely possible to catch sight of Nepal’s national bird, the Impeyan Pleasant (locally Danphe). Excellent places to spot blue sheep include the danger Kangmara trail. Moreover, one is likely to experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region, including Blue Sheep, Mountain Goat, Jackal, Wolf and the legendary Snow Leopard.

The landscapes in western region trek are huge, broken only by the massive snow-capped peaks of API Saipal, Kanjiroba, and Dhaulagiri, as dry waves of Khaki-colored ridges spread through the trans-Himalaya as far as the eye can see. Rara Lake is known as the Queen of Lakes and is the biggest lake in Nepal. The western region of Nepal hides some of the country’s best trekking secrets including spectacular turquoise lakes, Tibetan monasteries, and breathtaking high passes. Approach from the south ascends the Hindu lowlands through deep gorges or over high passes into the remote arid landscapes of Do Tarap and outer Dolpo. The route goes through the ancient Tibetan salt caravan route and high passes like Numa La (5190m), Baga La (5070m) and Kagmara –La (4800m) and other very remote area of the country.

The Western region is the habitat of herbal land, unspoiled trans-Himalayan culture, Buddhist monuments; unique human civilization at high altitude and is worth a visit. With language and traditions quite different from the rest of the country, western Nepal makes you feels in many ways by its beauty. Western Dolpo trekking trail is hard to match for its pristine beauty and rugged charm, where one can still have an opportunity to meet the nomadic people and their lifestyle almost untouched and unexplored. Brace yourself to experience the most unexplored, ancient and mysterious Western region of Nepal and face the real full challenge of the stunning Himalayan wilderness and primitive civilization.

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